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PELP Blog with Judith Long

February 5, 2018

Hello, online world! Welcome to the first post of the PELP student blog. This series is meant to give some insight to future and current students about what the PELP program is like.

My name is Judith Long, and I am a junior here at Austin Peay. I am a Public Relations major, with a minor in Latin. (The language, not the dance style). These two things may seem like they don’t go together, but I think college is about doing what makes you happy and both of these fields make me happy.

After college, I hope to be able to work in the communications field in some kind of coordinating or management work. I’m very open to what that would look like, and have begun to seek contacts at a lot of different places – such as city government, religious organizations, event planning companies, and even big venues like the Nashville Zoo!

On campus, I am involved in a variety of organizations and areas. Along with being in PELP, I am a part of other academic groups like the Honors Program, the Public Relations Student Society of America, and the Eta Sigma Phi Latin honor society. My favorite commitment though is that I am president of a campus ministry called Tapestry. We are an open space welcome to people from all religious backgrounds. It has been a pleasure helping this organization grow over my last three years here.

Now, enough about me, back to the blog!

Throughout these posts, I hope to paint a picture to help readers better understand what leadership looks like at Austin Peay. There are so many opportunities here, and the PELP program is a great way for students to take advantage of them. I will share about what the PELP program itself is like, and also some other ways for students to gain leadership experience on campus.

This is just a small piece of what’s to come, so stay tuned for more updates about the life of a PELP student!